Development Assistant

Job Type

Part Time

Salary

Details: The Development Assistant is a part-time, 18-20 hour/week position. Pay range is $19-20/hour DOE.

Published

07/10/2018

Start Date

08/13/2018

Application Deadline

07/31/2018

Address

3029 Macdonald Ave.
Richmond
CA
94804
United States

Description

The Development Assistant is a part-time, 18-20 hours per week position with responsibility for supporting administrative and research tasks related to the fundraising efforts that make YES’s work possible. The position will be supervised by the Development & Communications Manager.


YES Nature to Neighborhoods’ primary office is in Richmond, California and is shared by 8+ full-time staff as well as volunteer, intern, and participant visitors. The work environment is focused and fast-paced. The Development Assistant must be able to function in a busy environment; frequently use hands (computer and hand-written work); use computer; sit, stand, walk, bend, kneel, occasionally lift and carry 30 or more pounds; correspond with supervisor effectively by email, phone, and video chat. Must have reliable/own transportation.



KEY TASKS AND RESPONSIBILITIES


Foundation Grant Management and Support (40%)

·        Manage and track grant application and reporting deadlines; maintain database records.

·        Research new foundations and grant opportunities and prepare summaries of findings for Development & Communications Manager.

·        Manage relationship cultivation tasks and deadlines.

·        Conduct research to strengthen YES’s “Statement of Need” for grant proposals.

·        Additional miscellaneous administrative tasks as needed.


Database and Donor/Supporter Cultivation (35%)

·        Database management and data entry (SalesForce, Microsoft Excel).

·        Perform mail merges (i.e. for thanking donors).

·        Address handwritten envelopes for donor thank-yous and other large mailings.


Communications (15%)

·        Use YES’s online YES photo database to locate and prepare photos for projects including grant reports, social media, print and e-communications, etc. (Google Photos, Microsoft Picture Manager, Photoshop, InDesign)

·        Assist in generating eNewsletters and eBlasts (Constant Contact)

·        Social and digital media: create short videos, edit photos, etc. (iMovie, Photoshop, other).

·        Support regular posts to YES’s social media accounts (Facebook, Twitter, Instragram).


Event Support (10%)

·        Event set-up, clean-up, and general assistance.

·        Preparation of event materials.

·        Manage and track sponsorships and vendors.


There is room for growth depending on an applicant’s skills and interests.



SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED

·        Dedication to YES’s mission and work.

·        Thoroughness, with excellent attention to detail.

·        Reliable and dependable.

·        Quick learner, efficient.

·        Computer- and web-savvy.

·        Strong skills with Microsoft Office suite, especially Excel, and skill with/aptitude for additional software described above.

·        Neat handwriting, print or script.

·        Availability to work on site in Richmond at least 4 days per week. Occasional evening and weekend work required.


SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS PREFERRED

·        Experience working in an online CRM database, especially Salesforce.

·        Proficiency with Photoshop and/or InDesign.

·        Previous work experience with aspects of the areas of responsibility outlined above.


Benefits

The Development Assistant is a part-time, 18-20 hour/week position. Pay range is $19-20/hour DOE.

Level of Language Proficiency

Ability to write/translate materials from English to Spanish would be a bonus.

Professional Level

Entry level

Minimum Education Required

No requirement

How To Apply

http://www.yesfamilies.org

Please email a thoughtful resume and cover letter with Development Assistant included in the subject line to Claire McMurtry: claire@yesfamilies.org. Application deadline is July 31st. Desired start date is mid- or late-August.


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